AED Usage Guide

The AED (automated external defibrillator) is meant to save life in the case of a cardiac arrest and the time until delivering shock is critical. That being said, the AED is no substitute to the work of a certified attendant.

If a man loses consciousness:
Before anything - call the emergency call center (101)

Instructions:

1

Set up your surroundings

a. Place the AED in a safe place near the patient.

b. Turn on the AED.

c. Expose and dry the patient's chest.

2

Place the pads

a. Pick the appropriate pads for the patient: child or adult.

b. Remove the pads' adhesive backing material.

c. Apply the pads firmly on the patient’s bare chest as illustrated on the back of the pads.

3

Connect the pads

a. Plug in the pads' connector near the flashing light.

b. Follow the AED voice instructions.

After it assesses the patient’s condition, the AED may suggest delivering a controlled shock. Delivering a shock is done by pressing the flashing button.